Nick Clegg
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Clegg: Isolation is a bad thing

The deputy prime minister has said he was not present in the House of Commons while David Cameron was questioned about the EU summit because it would have been "a distraction".

He said he thought that the outcome of the talks in Brussels was bad for Britain.

Mr Clegg added: "Being isolated as one is potentially bad for jobs, bad for growth, bad for the livelihood of millions of people in this country. But the coalition government is here to stay."

  • 12 Dec 2011
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